The Decameron in Dubrovnik

The Decameron in Dubrovnik

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Date(s) - 17/09/2019
21:00 - 22:30


Based on the novel by Giovanni Boccaccio

“Let us gather together one last day to entertain ourselves with music, dance and games.”

Director: Benoît Malmberg

Music: Orazio Vecchie, Orlando di Lasso, Rossino Mantovano

Boccaccio’s Decamerone from 1353 is still one of the most perceptive and daring works in history. In this production Romeo & Julia Kören explores some of the very best novellas from this collection of sassy, challenging and amusing stories. The stories are  interspersed with music by the masters of the Renaissance, music composed to entertain royalty and courtiers.

A group of men and women flee from plague-ridden Florence and to pass the time they tell each other stories, sing and dance. Tales of erotic adventures and lovesick escapades are staged in the physical comedy style of commedia dell’arte. Combined with festive music, The Decameron is a burlesque, dramatic concert in Romeo & Julia Kören’s significant style of performance.

Romeo & Julia Kören’s The Decameron has rendered great success worldwide for more than ten years.



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